NAMUR, Belgium, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, announced today that it intends to offer and sell shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. VolitionRx intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase an additional 15% of the shares of common stock sold in the offering, to cover over-allotments, if any. All shares of common stock in the offering are being offered by VolitionRx. The proposed offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. will act as the sole book-running manager for the proposed offering.
VolitionRx intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for continued product development, clinical studies, product commercialization, working capital, and for other general corporate purposes.
The securities described above are being offered by VolitionRx pursuant to a "shelf" registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-206781) previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 18, 2015. A preliminary prospectus supplement and an accompanying prospectus relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained, when available, from Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate, 880 Carillon Parkway St. Petersburg, FL 33716, or by telephone at (800) 248-8863, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Before investing in the offering, you should read in their entirety the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus and the other documents that VolitionRx has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference in the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, which provide more information about VolitionRx and the offering.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer. The NuQ® tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics® which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream – an indication that cancer is present.
VolitionRx's goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx's research and development activities are currently centred in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
An animation introducing VolitionRx's Nucleosomics® technology can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38dodCpyXf0.
Anita Heward, VolitionRx
Telephone: +44 (0) 7756 034243
Kirsten Thomas, The Ruth Group
Telephone: +1 (508) 280-6592
Scott Powell, VolitionRx
Telephone: +1 (646) 650-1351
Lee Roth, The Ruth Group
Telephone: +1 (646) 536-7012
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Nucleosomics® and NuQ® and their respective logos are trademarks and/or service marks of VolitionRx Limited and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, service marks and trade names referred to in this press release are the property of their respective owners.
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